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These are the guidelines for purchasing UW Libraries materials (for the Seattle Campus) in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (GWSS) and Sexuality & Queer Studies (SQS). For questions or more information, please contact the GWSS Librarian.
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In Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (GWSS), intersectional and transnational analyses foreground the study of race and ethnicity in U.S. and global contexts. Feminist scholarship analyzes how these social formations intersect with gender, women, and sexuality in specific times and places. Research and teaching within the GWSS community complements and contributes to the related disciplines of Ethnic Studies, Transnational Studies, Women of Color scholarship, and Queer Studies.
To better understand the range of these disciplines, read how universities across the U.S. describe GWSS & related programs of study:
Duke University (Women's Studies)
Indiana University (Gender Studies)
National Women's Studies Association
Smith College (Study of Women & Gender)
Washington State University (Queer Studies)
Library of Congress Classification (LC):
|HQ1-2044||The Family. Marriage. Women|
|Sexual behavior and attitudes. Sexuality|
|HQ31-64||Sex instruction and sexual ethics|
For a more specific breakdown of the call numbers see the Library of Congress Classification Online.